First edition, first printing. Publisher's original red pictorial cloth with titles in gilt to the upper board and spine. Illustrated throughout in black and white. Contemporary school prize bookplate to the front pastedown. A very good copy indeed, the binding square, firm and bright with the odd very minor mark. The contents with toning due to the paper quality and some light occasional foxing are otherwise in very good order and clean throughout. A nice copy.
An early illustrated history of the post office, including a chapter on the invention and development of postage stamps.
Stock code: 20704